23 February 2013

Blowdry like a pro!

I have had a few requests to do some hair related posts. I thought maybe a to the point guide on blowdrying, might be helpful. I will do a step by step guide as well  also I will give you more in depth tips on using certain tools and brushes in future posts.

Don't blowdry soaking wet hair

Let your hair dry so its only slightly damp before you blowdry it, this reduces unnecessary damage to the hair. You also can use a lower setting on your dryer also lessening the damage! If you blowdry soaking wet hair you will scorch the hair and that's a definite way to damage your locks.
Removing excess water before blowdrying will also speed up the process. your hair wont need as long under the dryer.
If you apply styling products on hair that is too wet, the product will be diluted and might not work.

Its all in the sectioning 

If you watch any professional hairdresser they will start at the nape of the neck and fastening any hair not being styled out the way.
Make sure you let down small enough sections of hair that you can control easily. Dry each small section thoroughly before moving on.
Work up the head, once back is dry, take a section from the bottom of the side of your head working up again. Repeat on other side

Using the right tools 

Get a lightweight hairdryer so you can hold for long periods of time without arm ache.
Don't choose a dryer that's too powerful. You dont want to overdry the hair, or blast the hair without control.
Make sure you use the air -focusing noozle this helps you control the hair as without it, your hair will be blasted randomly, making it harder to style and even tangled.
The correct brush for the style desired is also important. You wont get volume with a paddle brush. I will do a separate post in getting the correct brush.
For the moment get confident in controlling the dryer and brush together before worrying about this too much.

Perfecting your aim
Always start drying any section of hair from the root down making sure the hair is caught across the bristles of your brush. Now aiming the air down the hair move the brush and dryer together towards the ends of your hair.

I hope this helps you feel more confident when blowdrying your hair in the future! If you have any requests or questions don't hesitate to leave a comment below.

Do you have any issues with your hair, or problems styling it??

Lots of Love,
Laura x

17 February 2013

FIT Me foundation

I have had this foundation a while now and love the light natural looking coverage. It doesn't give a really full coverage but I think its perfect for day to day use,  As I'm fair, I purchased ivory shade 120. There isn't that many shades to choose form at the moment so hopefully Maybelline will extend the line. So fingers crossed they do as it does do what it claims it fits your skin rather than masking your skin. So it would be a shame to miss out due to not being able find a shade to match your complexion.

I was very surprised at the quality for the price. I have tried many foundations over the years and found most to be heavy and sit in fine lines or disappear after wearing for a time. This foundation does not do this and is a quarter of the price of many brands. I am impressed. 

 I didn't buy the powder with this as i only use loose powder to set my foundation. So I cannot give my opinion on the powder but I have heard from others that it is also lovely and light.

The foundation is light and airy it doesn't clog your pores or go powdery. It is easy to blend and lasts all day.
I wouldn't really recommend this for people with oily skin as it will leave your skin looking more greasy than dewy. For dry to normal skins like mine its perfect for a fresh face all day. I loved that the foundation left my skin feeling soft and didnt dry out throughout the day which happens with other cheaper foundations. I truly believe in a blind test you would think it was made by a higher end brand.

 I also liked the concealer of the same name. It was amazing and also had a moisturising affect and didn't leave a cakey or unnatural finish yet gave a lovely amount of coverage.
I love this foundation for the summer when you do not want a lot of coverage. The texture leaves your skin to breathe so will be perfect for the humid weather. I will definitely be repurchasing this as my go to light foundation.

Have you tried this foundation? Do you agree with me? 
Lots of Love
Laura x

14 February 2013

Valentines nails


Hope your all having a lovely Valentine's Day. Dave and I don't celebrate Valentines Day. Why should we be told when to be loving to each other, plus we celebrate our anniversary instead. We do always have a romantic meal though but I am very lucky as I get flower's and little present's all through the year. He is very romantic and loving.
Anyway not that I need any excuse to do my nails but I thought I'd do a valentines manicure. So here it is I have used Barry M shocking pink and some jewels in the shape of a heart on my ring finger. The finger that leads to my heart awww lol.

What are you up to for Valentine's? Do you and your partner celebrate Valentine's day? What are you nail's like this week?

Lots of Love,
Laura x

3 February 2013

Nude nails with glitter and diamontes

Hey my gorgeous girls and guys,
Hope you all have had a lovely weekend! I have been feeling abit ill a
so haven't been up to alot. To cheer myself up I did my nails. I picked nude from Barry M, I also used a pink glitter colour called pink Iridescent 264. I only used this on my ring fingers and my little fingers.
I decided to add some diamontes on my middle fingers. I broke a nail the other day so I had to cut them all, so if I've got short nails they will have to be pretty!

What do you think? What are you nails looking like?

Lots of Love
Laura x

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